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On the possibility of sustainability and democracy in advanced industrial nations

2579Ch8 12/8/03 11:57 AM Page 201 8 Straddling the fence: on the possibility of sustainability and democracy in advanced industrial nations At the heart of this study of Sweden and its efforts to create structures and processes for ecologically rational governance has been the political dilemma posed by sustainable development. Taking as my point of departure the normative question of ‘How are we to govern ourselves so as to value democracy and individual autonomy and still retain the integrity of the commons?’ and by measuring the empirical evidence of

in Sweden and ecological governance

. These rules related to four broad ethical principles that govern the conduct of medical research. These are: – this means the right of • Autonomy people to make their own decisions cence – this means doing • Non-malefi no harm cence – this means acting in • Benefi people’s best interests – this means treating all • Justice people fairly and equally (Beauchamp and Childress, 2001). 120 BEE (RESEARCH) PRINT.indd 120 11/05/2018 16:16 Ethical principles Autonomy – right to choose A Research Handbook for Patient and Public Involvement Researchers Despite these

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Old things with new things to say

. Key theoretical concepts –​ agency, autonomy, subjectivity, objectivity, self, other, voice, body, age, gender, genre –​have all been put under strain. These concepts have all played their part in the various branches of critical theory since the latter half of the twentieth century, but by applying them to things, mere things, we take such concepts to the limit of their meaning –​that is, we stretch them almost to breaking point. This is especially true when applying theory to early medieval things, where the gaps in our knowledge of this period prevent us from

in Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture

as autonomy for future generations. From here to sustainability; ways of reconciling political and ecological time scales There are several alternative ways of reconciling political and ecological time cycles. The most long-term binding perspectives have historically been found in physical planning, i.e., the process of directing, restricting, or even forbidding certain uses of land and resources. Planning regulations and processes infringe on present resource use to an extent that makes it perhaps the most authoritative way of reconciling political and ecological

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evident similarities that underlie the histories related here. Whether the nurses came from a European culture or were recruited from the indigenous population; whether their initial impulses were adventure or patriotism or altruism; whether they saw their work as ‘civilising’ or as ‘health’; whether they worked within or outside of imperial institutions; whether they were afforded autonomy in their work or were closely supervised, they all played vital roles in the delivery of healthcare and the shaping of colonial and post-colonial relations. The authors in this

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An epilogue

Bauhaus (or of Europe/West at large), it is the experiments of Gaganendranath – and, in a different way, those of Sunayani – that appear as an inaugural moment of the modernist idiom in Indian art. None of this involved a mere imitation of European modernism. Actually, discussed as part of the quest for “artistic autonomy” in the modernist journals of the day, in Gaganendranath’s work, “a dynamic, fluid

in Subjects of modernity

stakeholder (ACS) principle as the main plank of his theory of democratic inclusion, with AAI and ASC both relegated to supporting roles. The best succinct statement of ACS is found in another of his papers: “Those and only those individuals have a claim to membership whose individual autonomy and well-being is linked to the collective self-government and flourishing of a particular polity” (Bauböck 2015 : 825). 8 Since this principle is

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councillors also helped ensure that witchcraft was never zealously prosecuted in Rothenburg. One of these priorities was the councillors’ belief that the judicial autonomy of Rothenburg and its right to freedom from external interference in the exercise of its judicial power were best expressed and maintained by 208 WITCHCRAFT NARRATIVES IN GERMANY quashing rather than fostering witch-trials. This idea was articulated most clearly during the trial of Hans Georg Hofmann in 1605, when jurist Friedrich Prenninger warned the council of the risk that Hofmann would complain to

in Witchcraft narratives in Germany

examination of the share of federal transfers in subnational budgets these made up approximately 15 per cent in Russia in 1999 compared with 30 per cent in India, China and Mexico, and 25 per cent in Brazil.7 However, as Lavrov et al., note, when we measure levels of decentralisation according to formal levels of ‘subnational autonomy’ we find that the Russian system is highly centralised. Thus, compared to federations such as Canada, Switzerland and the US, where subnational governments have a great deal of fiscal autonomy, in Russia the vast majority of decisions

in Federalism and democratisation in Russia
A managerial perspective

autonomy and productivity. A productive life is one well lived, but it is also one where an individual is able to relate to others as an independent being, having developed a sense of self-esteem. 22 By extension, ‘productivity’ may be taken to mean the displacement of compulsion by active choices

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